Otis College of Art and Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,100
2.94% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$48,198
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.766%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.3%
2,083 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,312
97.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.6%
125 Graduates

About

Otis College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Otis College of Art and Design were Digital Arts (90 degrees awarded), General Design & Visual Communications (39 degrees), and Industrial & Product Design (35 degrees).

In 2022, 272 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Otis College of Art and Design. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (58 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Otis College of Art and Design is $49,100, which is $34,159 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Otis College of Art and Design is $49,100, which is $34,159 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $48,198.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Otis College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,100
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Otis College of Art and Design was $49,100. The cost of tuition at Otis College of Art and Design is $34,159 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$48,198
2022 Value
6.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Otis College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $48,198. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Otis College of Art and Design grew by 6.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,744
Room and Board
$840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Otis College of Art and Design was of $15,744 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Otis College of Art and Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.1% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.766%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Otis College of Art and Design was 0.766%, which represents 2 out of the 261 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Otis College of Art and Design received 2,083 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,083 applicants, 1,735 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,312 students enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Otis College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,735
Accepted Out of 2,083

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Otis College of Art and Design was 83.3% (1,735 admissions from 2,083 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.8%, while admissions declined by −4.83%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2021)
35
Scores Submitted (2021)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Otis College of Art and Design in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Otis College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 1,312 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Otis College of Art and Design is 1,280 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Otis College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22.4% White, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% Asian, 6.78% Two or More Races, 6.63% Black or African American, and 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%) and Asian Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (13.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Otis College of Art and Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Otis College of Art and Design is 1,280 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Otis College of Art and Design was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Otis College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    294 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    259 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    211 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Otis College of Art and Design is 22.4% White, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% Asian, 6.78% Two or More Races, 6.63% Black or African American, and 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 19 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 108 more women than men received degrees from Otis College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Otis College of Art and Design is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Otis College of Art and Design is Digital Arts (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Design & Visual Communications (39 degrees) and Industrial & Product Design (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Otis College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (261 degrees awarded) and English (0 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (169,226 people), Other managers (130,890 people), Postsecondary teachers (122,499 people), Secondary school teachers (106,407 people), and Graphic designers (95,027 people).

The most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (261 degrees awarded) and English (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (261 degrees awarded) and English (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (385,150 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (251,498 people), Computer Systems Design (122,679 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (83,798 people), and Legal services (83,222 people).

The most specialized majors at Otis College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (261 degrees awarded) and English (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Otis College of Art and Design was Digital Arts with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

82
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
190
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Otis College of Art and Design, which is 0.432 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (190).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Otis College of Art and Design in Digital Arts, which is 0.8 times less than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Otis College of Art and Design in Digital Arts, which is 1.25 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% of students graduating from Otis College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Otis College of Art and Design is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.8% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    58 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Otis College of Art and Design is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (55 degrees).

2.57% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    39 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Otis College of Art and Design is white female (39 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (36 degrees).

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Operations

Otis College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $21.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 409k (1.92%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Otis College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of 49.6M. Otis College of Art and Design employs 16 Associate professors, 15 Assistant professors and 14 Professors. Most academics at Otis College of Art and Design are Female Assistant professor (13), Female Professor (8), and Male Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Otis College of Art and Design are: Management, with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Endowment

$21.3M
2022 Endowment
13.2%
decline from 2021

Otis College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $21.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Otis College of Art and Design declined 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.69M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25M
2022 Salaries
9.22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Otis College of Art and Design paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 50.5% of their overall expenditure ($49.6M) and a 9.22% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.56M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2022, Otis College of Art and Design paid a total of $3.56M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Otis College of Art and Design were Associate professor with 16 employees, Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Otis College of Art and Design were Management with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Otis College of Art and Design was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Otis College of Art and Design.

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